Cerebral Palsy Sport celebrates Universal Children’s Day

Today, Friday 20 November marks United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day.

Established in 1954, Children’s Day encourages all countries to promote exchange and understanding among children, and to promote the welfare of the world’s children.

To celebrate Universal Children’s Day, we’re sharing stories from two children who have cerebral palsy. In their own words, they explain just why they love sport and physical activity, and why you should too.

George

George“The sport I play is football. When I was little I couldn’t walk and I had to use a K Frame. Ever since I got off the frame I always give 110% and try harder and never give in. I never think I can’t do something – I try harder and always have a go.

Football makes me feel happy because I’m doing what I love.

People should play sport because it’s a great thing to do, it means you exercise and it keeps you fit. You never know, you might make a career out of it!”

Thomas

Thomas“I love the freedom of being able to run just like other children, except I use a Racerunner to help me.

Racerunning helps my legs – I’ve built up confidence in myself and I get to meet so many children who are just like me. I’ve also made new friends.

Sport can make such a difference to how you feel about yourself.”

How we help

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the leading disability sport’s organisation supporting children and adults with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential. We provide advice and guidance on getting active, along with opportunities for people of all abilities to take part on sport.

Find out more about the sport and physical activity opportunities we offer here.